Monster Hunter: World sees the famous series return to domestic consoles for the first time in quite a while, and is considered by many to be Capcom's big push to make the franchise a AAA proposition all over the globe, not just in Japan.
However, the game's impending release on PS4 and Xbox One has caused some fans to grumble, given the fact that Monster Hunter and Nintendo have gone hand-in-hand for some years now. Instead, Switch owners have had to make do with an enhanced version of the previous title in the series, Monster Hunter XX - which appears to be a Japanese exclusive at the time of writing.
We're seeing titles like DOOM and Wolfenstein II come to Nintendo's hybrid system, so could Monster Hunter: World ever come to Switch? One of the game's directors, Kaname Fujioka, is cagey on the subject:
Unfortunately we can't really say at this point. There's no room to say we're porting our current software to Nintendo hardware. It comes down to what we've already said - we want to deliver the perfectly adapted game for the hardware we have in mind. That was our design concept, and our mission from the very beginning. Being able to adapt Monster Hunter for those systems - adapting that to different hardware doesn't really work this time around. But in the future, thinking of something like the Switch, we'll think about how to adapt it for that platform.
From these comments you could assume that the Switch does factor into Capcom's plans for Monster Hunter, but it's likely that Nintendo's system will get a stand-alone outing which isn't based on Monster Hunter: World. Let us know what you think about this news by posting a monster-sized comment below.
Thanks to SLIGEACH_EIRE for the tip!